Our Research

What are the origins of biodiversity?  There is much we still don’t understand about the evolution of new biological species.  Our research focuses on new world tropical butterflies as a model to understand evolution at the population and species level.

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Phylogenetic incongruence in the Heliconius tree

January 30, 2015

Well done to Krzysztof Kozak who has just published his first PhD paper in Systematic Biology, which is now available…

Internship to study sexual conflict and diversification

November 21, 2014

We are seeking a research intern to work at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama from February/March 2015…

Estimation of spontaneous mutation rate in Heliconius

November 19, 2014

We have just published a paper in MBE which uses de novo mutations identified from whole genome sequencing of a…

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